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Radar/EW

L3 Wescam garners $90 million in EO/IR defense contracts - News

January 06, 2017
BURLINGTON, Ontario. L3 Wescam -- a maker of electro-optic/infrared (EO/IR), laser imaging, and targeting sensor systems -- recently won defense contracts valued at more than $90 million. Key defense wins include systems for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Royal Australian Air Force, and Royal Thai Navy.
Unmanned

UAS claims world record for nonstop unrefueled flight - News

January 06, 2017
FALLS CHURCH, Va. Vanilla Aircraft -- a joint business effort backed by DARPA [Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency] and NAVAIR [U.S. Naval Air System Command] -- announced that its VA001 unmanned aircraft system (UAS) recently completed a nonstop, unrefueled, 56-hour flight. The flight was submitted for a world duration record for combustion-powered unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in the 50- to 500-kg subclass; a representative from the National Aeronautic Association was present to witness and verify the record.
Avionics

Air Force gives Diligent, KIHOMAC green light for A-10 embedded avionics system - News

January 05, 2017
SAN ANTONIO, Texas. Diligent Consulting, a federal information technology (IT) services company, has announced that it has secured a $940,891 contract to support Ki Ho Military Acquisition Consulting (KIHOMAC--Reston, Virginia) in providing software sustainment engineering and support IT services at Hill Air Force Base in Utah for the A-10C Operational Flight Program (OFP).
Comms

NASA small satellites launch using hi-rel Cobham microprocessors - News

January 05, 2017
WASHINGTON. NASA has announced the successful launch of its Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS), a constellation of eight low-Earth-orbiting (LEO) microsatellites, with high-reliability controllers and processors from Cobham aboard.
Radar/EW

Global electronic warfare market expected to grow steadily between 2016-2026 - News

January 04, 2017
AMSTERDAM. The global market for electronic warfare (EW), valued at $14.4 billion in 2016, will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.13 percent to reach $19.6 billion by 2026, according to analysts from ASDReports. Cumulatively, the global market for electronic warfare is expected to reach $184.1 billion over the forecast period.
From The Editor

Designing next-generation engineers - Other

December 22, 2016
Enhanced emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education in U.S. public schools continues to grow, with federal investment in STEM education totaling more than $3 billion annually for primary and secondary schools, according to the National Science and Technology Council. But even with schools? boosted interest in engineering and math, students often find themselves at a loss as they think about college and careers. Interaction with real-world engineers in actual work situations?especially in the students? local areas?may help as they make crucial decisions about their college years and beyond.
Comms

Raytheon, UMass granted $1.9 million to research flexible RF devices for GPS - News

November 28, 2016
TEWKSBURY, Ma. Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems and University of Massachusetts Lowell have received a grant of $1.9 million to advance the commercialization of flexible hybrid radio-frequency (RF) electronics that are aimed at use in military global positioning systems (GPS), among other applications.
Comms

Navy awards BAE $192 million contract for post-construction work on Zumwalt-class ships - News

November 22, 2016
ARLINGTON, Va. The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract to perform post-construction work aboard the guided-missile destroyers USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) and USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001). The contract's initial award is worth $10.3 million and carries a maximum value of $192.7 million for work performed through September 2021.
Cyber

DoD announces two cybersecurity initiatives - News

November 21, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. In an effort to draw on the success of last summer's ?Hack the Pentagon? bug-bounty pilot -- in which hackers from across the country were given free rein to spot vulnerabilities in specific Department of Defense networks in return for cash payments -- the Department of Defense (DoD) today unveiled two new initiatives designed to further enhance the DoD's cybersecurity position.
Unmanned

DARPA orders second Tern UAS test vehicle - News

November 18, 2016
ARLINGTON, Va. DARPA [Defense Advanced Researched Projects Agency] has asked Northrop Grumman to build it a second "Tern" test vehicle as part of its mission to equip forward-deployed small-deck ships -- such as destroyers and frigates -- with their own specially designed unmanned air systems (UASs).
Unmanned

Air Force exercises $76 million option on Raytheon aerial decoy jammer contract - News

November 16, 2016
TUCSON, Ariz. Raytheon Missile Systems has secured a contract from the U.S. Air Force to continue production of vehicles and support equipment for the Miniature Air Launched Decoy Jammer (MALD-J), a low-cost, air-launched programmable craft that can deceive opponents' radars and air-defense systems by duplicating all combat flight profiles and aircraft radar signatures.
Avionics

U.S. Army chooses Rockwell Collins to assess technologies for FVL systems - News

November 15, 2016
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa. The U.S. Army has selected Rockwell Collins to conduct collaborative studies on advanced system designs and integration processes for the Architecture Implementation Process Demonstration (AIPD).
Unmanned

Avenger UAV makes initial flight - News

November 14, 2016
POWAY, Calif. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) announced that it has completed the initial flight of its Avenger Extended Range (ER) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), an extended-range version of its multimission jet-powered Predator C Avenger craft, which has accumulated over 13,000 flight hours to date. GA-ASI says that the flight took place on October 27th at the company's Gray Butte Flight Operations Facility in Palmdale, California.
Comms

NASA to launch groups of small satellites for science missions - News

November 14, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. NASA has announced that it will launch a suite of six small-satellite missions, beginning sometime in November 2016 and continuing into spring 2017, aimed at demonstrating new technologies while studying the Earth's climate and energy budget.
Radar/EW

BAE Systems awarded $36 million Navy contract to upgrade USS New Orleans - News

November 10, 2016
ARLINGTON, VA. The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a $36.7 million contract to perform repairs and maintenance on the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18). The work will be done at BAE Systems' new dry dock in San Diego.
From The Editor

Air Force Aid Society - Other

October 26, 2016
Each issue in this section, the editorial staff of Military Embedded Systems will highlight a different charity that benefits military veterans and their families. We are honored to cover the technology that protects those who protect us every day. To back that up, our parent company ? OpenSystems Media ? will make a donation to every charity we showcase on this page.
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